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  1. Linksys WAP54G spontaneously changes MAC

    So today my Linksys (Cisco) WAP started acting flaky. My Fedora laptop
    had low throughput and lots of dropped connections from about 20 ft away
    with an SNR of about 40db. What the heck, the WAP has been on
    continuously for probably a year. It could be time for a reboot. ...
    and so the adventure began.

    I'll leave out the click-by-click trek, but for some reason the WAP MAC
    address had spontaneously changed from 00:16:b6:55:17:53 (a Cisco MAC)
    to 00:90:4c:91:00:01, which IEEE says is

    00-90-4C (hex) EPIGRAM, INC.
    00904C (base 16) EPIGRAM, INC.
    870 WEST MAUDE AVE.
    SUNNYVALE CA 94086
    UNITED STATES

    Seem a bit freaky? Apparently I have some (but not much) company.
    http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/bo...essage.id=1096

    If you avoided going to the URL, let me summarize. Several Linksys
    WAP54G WAPs have changed their MAC to (very specifically)
    00:90:4c:91:00:01. The discussion volume appears to be quite low (like
    nothing on USENET that I found), so either people are just throwing
    these things away or I'm right behind the cutting edge.

    Are others seeing a similar effect on their WAP54Gs? I've lost a bit of
    confidence in my WAP, but after a "factory reset," going through the
    setup, and adjusting my DHCP reservation for the WAP, it seems to be
    working OK again.

    Thoughts, anyone?

  2. Re: Linksys WAP54G spontaneously changes MAC

    In article <%SURh.4206$5e2.609@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net>,
    Allen Kistler wrote:
    >So today my Linksys (Cisco) WAP started acting flaky.
    > ...
    >Seem a bit freaky? Apparently I have some (but not much) company.
    >http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/bo...essage.id=1096
    >
    >If you avoided going to the URL, let me summarize. Several Linksys
    >WAP54G WAPs have changed their MAC to (very specifically)
    >00:90:4c:91:00:01. The discussion volume appears to be quite low (like
    >nothing on USENET that I found), so either people are just throwing
    >these things away or I'm right behind the cutting edge.
    >
    >Are others seeing a similar effect on their WAP54Gs? ...


    I've got a WAP54G v2 currently running
    Firmware Version: v3.04, Oct 31, 2005

    Its still got the same MAC as on the label.

    --
    -- Rod --
    rodd(at)polylogics(dot)com

  3. Re: Linksys WAP54G spontaneously changes MAC

    Rod Dorman wrote:
    > In article <%SURh.4206$5e2.609@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net>,
    > Allen Kistler wrote:
    >> So today my Linksys (Cisco) WAP started acting flaky.
    >> ...
    >> Seem a bit freaky? Apparently I have some (but not much) company.
    >> http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/bo...essage.id=1096
    >>
    >> If you avoided going to the URL, let me summarize. Several Linksys
    >> WAP54G WAPs have changed their MAC to (very specifically)
    >> 00:90:4c:91:00:01. The discussion volume appears to be quite low (like
    >> nothing on USENET that I found), so either people are just throwing
    >> these things away or I'm right behind the cutting edge.
    >>
    >> Are others seeing a similar effect on their WAP54Gs? ...

    >
    > I've got a WAP54G v2 currently running
    > Firmware Version: v3.04, Oct 31, 2005
    >
    > Its still got the same MAC as on the label.


    FWIW, mine is v3.1 with the same firmware.
    It came out of the box with that firmware.

  4. Re: Linksys WAP54G spontaneously changes MAC

    On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 22:24:59 GMT, I waved a wand and this message
    magically appears in front of Allen Kistler:

    > So today my Linksys (Cisco) WAP started acting flaky. My Fedora
    > laptop had low throughput and lots of dropped connections from about
    > 20 ft away with an SNR of about 40db. What the heck, the WAP has
    > been on continuously for probably a year. It could be time for a
    > reboot. ... and so the adventure began.


    Visit dd-wrt.com and see for yourself how your Linksys unit can be
    sorted.
    --
    http://www.munted.org.uk

    Fearsome grindings.

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